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Roy Dernier (1888 - 1977)

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Roy Dernier
1888 - 1977
Born
September 1, 1888
Death
March 1977
Last Known Residence
Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio 45227
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Roy Dernier of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio was born on September 1, 1888, and died at age 88 years old in March 1977.
Updated: October 2, 2011
Biography ID: 3623445

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Roy Dernier passed away at age 88 years old in March 1977. Roy Dernier of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio was born on September 1, 1888.

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Roy Dernier lived 12 years longer than the average Dernier family member when he died at the age of 88.
The average age of a Dernier family member is 76.
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1888 - 1977 World Events

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In 1888, in the year that Roy Dernier was born, on July 25th, a court stenographer from Salt Lake City - Frank Edward McGurrin - decisively beat the competition in a typing contest in Ohio. He was supposedly the only person who used touch typing and is believed to have invented the method. Touch typing is ubiquitous now - but Frank's win is what convinced everyone that the method was good!

In 1891, he was just 3 years old when on March 14th, a lynch mob stormed the Old Parish Prison. The mob lynched 11 of the 19 Italians who were arrested for - but found to be innocent of - the murder of New Orleans Police Chief David Hennessy.

In 1907, at the age of 19 years old, Roy was alive when the Monongah coal mining disaster occurred on December 6th, happening at the Fairmont Coal Company’s No. 6 and No. 8 mines.. Over 361 miners were killed. Because there was no breathing apparatus at the time to help rescuers, recovery efforts were greatly hampered. It is considered the worst mining disaster in American history and led to government oversight in mining practices.

In 1938, at the age of 50 years old, Roy was alive when on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

In 1977, in the year of Roy Dernier's passing, on May 25th, Star Wars premiered in theaters. Eventually, it became the highest-grossing film of all time - until E.T. surpassed it a few years later. It was an immediate hit with theatergoers.

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